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Cynthia Song, Psy.D., J.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, School of Medicine

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About me

Dr. Cynthia Song is an assistant professor of psychiatry and licensed clinical psychologist at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. As a psychologist, she continues to work from an anti-oppressive framework, approaching therapy as a collaboration. She believes humans are always engaged in the lifelong process of development and utilizes psychoanalytic and attachment theories to enable deeper understanding of symptoms by exploring one’s distinctive history, upbringing and sociopolitical context as it relates to the present.

Dr. Song also integrates tools from other therapy modalities to support her patients’ needs. Dr. Song has experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds in hospital settings, community mental health clinics and college counseling centers. Dr. Song is especially interested in the impact of chronic illness on identity formation and relationships, and focuses on shifting patterns of trauma to expand one’s sense of agency for a more robust and compassionate sense of being with self and others.

Outside of work, Dr. Song is an avid rock climber and loves exploring Portland’s diverse food scene.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • Psy.D., 2018, George Fox University
    • M.A., 2015, George Fox University
    • J.D., 2008, Ave Maria School of Law
  • Residency

    • Postdoctoral Psychologist Resident, Portland Mental Health & Wellness, 2019
    • Adult Track, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 2018
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